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Morecambe Morecambe Bay Hospitals Report delayed

Furness General Hospital Credit: ITV Granada

The Chairman carrying out the Morecambe Bay Hospitals investigation has asked for more time to complete his report into failings at the NHS trust.

When the Secretary of State for Health announced the terms of reference in September 2013, its Chairman, Dr Bill Kirkup, was asked to produce his Report this July.

The Investigation has now identified over 20 organisations holding material that is relevant to the investigation.

The Secretary of State says due to the significant volume of material the Investigation has received, a short extension to the timeline has been granted.

Dr Kirkup is expected to submit his Report in the Autumn.


Rescue teams pull bullock from Morecambe Bay sands

The animal became trapped on Friday Credit: Bay Search and Rescue

Fire crews, the RNLI and Bay Search and Rescue Team have rescued a cow from the sands at Morecambe Bay.

The cow was spotted stranded on Friday morning. Fire crews from Lancaster attended and a multi-agency response was co-ordinated to rescue the animal.

Crews worked to free the animal Credit: Lancashire Fire and Rescue
A hovercraft was called to rescue the animal Credit: Bay Search and Rescue
The animal was led to safety Credit: Bay Search and Rescue

Appeal after stewards assaulted at Morecambe v Fleetwood game

Police are appealing for information after some trouble the Morecambe vs Fleetwood derby match yesterday.

Disorder broke out when 15 people challenged stewards, which resulted in a number of stewards being assaulted.

Four people have been arrested so far but officers are looking to identify others that were involved.

Chief Inspector Ian Sewart said:

“The behaviour of those concerned was unacceptable and we will continue to make enquiries to trace all of those involved.

“We are currently examining a number of CCTV images and I am confident we will be able to identify all of those involved."

– Chief Inspector Ian Sewart


Appeal after hit-and-run in Morecambe

Do you know this man? Credit: Lancashire police

Police have issued an E-Fit image of a man they are looking to speak to after a crash in Morecambe on Monday 16th December.

At around 4:30pm that afternoon, there was a collision on Green Street where a 29- year-old man was hit by a car which failed to stop at the scene.

The man suffered serious leg injuries and was taken through to Royal Lancaster Infirmary where he had surgery on his leg.

He is now recovering at home.

The vehicle, believed to be a white car, hit the man, then drove down Townely Street.

DC Jill Neil said, “Although the reasons are unclear at this stage, we believe that this vehicle was deliberately driven towards the victim and we are very keen to speak to anyone that has any information that could help us trace the person responsible."

Police appeal for missing teenager

Alice Leigh Ryan, 14 Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for information about a teenage girl missing from her home in Morecambe.

Alice Leigh Ryan, 14, was last seen at her home address on Euston Road around 8.15pm on Saturday 21st December.

PC Jo Clement said: “Alice has been missing for a number of days now and given her age we are obviously concerned for her welfare and her family want her home for Christmas.

“I would appeal to anybody that thinks they have seen Alice since Saturday or knows of her current whereabouts to contact police. I would also appeal directly to Alice to let us know she is okay.”

Alice is described as being 4 feet 4 inches tall, slim,with shoulder length dark brown or dyed black hair.

She was last seen wearing black trousers and a black hooded top.

Police believe Alice is still in the Morecambe or Lancaster area.

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